Gloucestershire feels like it’s just waking up from months long sleep as the shops and cafes slowly but surely start up their ‘new normal’.
Alongside this, there’s been much talk over the past few weeks as to how the hospitality industry will recover from the recent impact of closures.
This is, of course, where the Government’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme is coming into play.
In a bid to revive the UK economy post-lockdown, the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme grants customers 50 per cent off their meals, up to a maximum discount of £10 per head.
It’s hoped that the incentive will encourage people to dine out and thus pump money back into businesses and the high street.
We’ve been in touch with local/independent restaurants and cafes in Cheltenham to see who’s taking part – in a hope that we can give our community the kickstart it deserves.
*This list is non exhaustive and subject to change, if you are a business owner who would like to be added please get in touch.
Sandford Park Alehouse
20 High St, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ
Renovated pub with bar billiards, a home-cooked menu and huge, ever-changing beer list.
16 Regent St, Cheltenham GL50 1HE
Cosy atmosphere, amazing wines, local cheeses.
20 Regent St, Cheltenham GL50 1HE
The Find coffee house. Artisan coffees, beverages and local delicacies, vegan menu, brunch, breakfast.
New St, Cheltenham GL50 3QL
Traditional, candle-lit pub with open fire offering real ales, plus Thai street food bites.
35-37 High St, Cheltenham GL50 1DX
High-street watering hole for local beers and simple seasonal food in a smartly modernised setting.
47 High St, Cheltenham GL50 1DX
Green-tiled Victorian pub with a colourful interior, serving local real ales and Thai cooking.
13 Regent St, Cheltenham GL50 1HE
WoodKraft Cheltenham is the latest venture from Simon Wood, MasterChef Champion 2015 and the WOOD Restaurant Group.
30 Clarence St, Cheltenham GL50 3NX
French-run restaurant with a casual atmosphere for a menu of familiar French dishes.
The Meadow Cafe
Old Bath Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7FF
The Meadow Cafe is a family run independent business passionate about creating a friendly community cafe with sustainable values..
The Old Restoration
55-57 High St, Cheltenham GL50 1DX
Classic pub with a warm, cosy vibe offering ales and hearty fare, including a popular Sunday roast.
54 Horsefair St, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH
Airy pub with stripped floors and a beer garden, for chargrilled meat and fish-heavy menu and ales.
The Exmouth Arms
167 Bath Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7LX
Modern, rustic-style pub serving hearty mains from burgers to Thai curries, plus regular live music.
21 Regent St, Cheltenham GL50 1HE
AquaVitae is contemporary, privately-owned Champagne and cocktail bar – happy hour food.
The Fire Station
St James’ Square, Cheltenham GL50 3PU
Charcoal-grilled meats and bistro fare with rustic interiors, outdoor patio, and lively bar area.
“We are doing a four-course tasting menu for £20 per person, so will be £10 to the customers with the discount.”
The Coconut Tree
59 St Paul’s Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4JA
Sri Lankan street fare, beer and cocktails, plus vegan dishes, in cozy, brick-accented surrounds.
2 Crescent Pl, Cheltenham GL50 3PG
Family-run eatery specialising in Turkish cuisine, in a two-floor space with private dining options.
14 Prestbury Rd, Cheltenham GL52 2PW
Havanas Coffee offers a relaxed and stylish setting for breakfast, lunch or coffee, serving freshly-baked cakes, sandwiches and a range of drinks.
Brewhouse & Kitchen
The Brewery Quarter, Henrietta St, Cheltenham GL50 4FA
Serving over 50 craft beers alongside an exciting beer matched dining menu.
42 Winchcombe St, Cheltenham GL52 2ND
Vegan cafe and deli.
“Our top deal will be the tapas, normally £20/ person for 18 little dishes to try, can be taken for £10 when the offer will be on.”
All Bar One
18 Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham GL50 1SD
Modern chain bar serving beer, cocktails, wine and sharing plates to an after-work crowd.
Burger King – Burger King Cheltenham is not yet open at time of publication.
Unit 2, 206 High St, Cheltenham GL50 3HF
Well-known fast-food chain serving grilled burgers, fries and shakes, plus breakfast.
Frankie & Benny’s – Frankie & Benny’s Cheltenham is not yet open at time of publication.
Unit 2, The Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham GL50 4EF
Chain restaurant serving Italian and American comfort-food classics in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Hatherley Ln, Cheltenham GL51 6TA
Simple, child-friendly chain pub/restaurant serving grilled dishes, salads, burgers and steaks.
The Brewery Quarter, St Margaret’s Rd Unit 2, Cheltenham GL50 4EQ
Afro-Portuguese chain restaurant serving flame-grilled chicken in spicy chilli sauce.
373 High St, Cheltenham GL50 3HT
Coronation Square, Unit 46 Edinburgh Pl
Family-friendly chain known for its made-to-order pizzas.
Cheltenham House, ground floor east, Clarence St, Cheltenham GL50 3JQ
Asian-inspired and Japanese chain restaurant where dishes are whisked to long communal tables.
Shurdington Rd, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4PH
Timeless family chain restaurant serving roast meats carvery-style, kids’ menus and classic puds.
Any restaurant, pub and bar can apply to take part in the scheme by registering on a designated government website.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “Meals eaten at any participating business will be 50 per cent off, up to a maximum discount of £10 per head for everyone, including children.
“Businesses will need to register, and can do so through a simple website. Businesses can then claim the money back, with the funds in their bank account within five working days.”
All customers need to do is show up at a participating establishment in August on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and the discount will be automatically applied.
Businesses signed up to the scheme can display an ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ poster to indicate to customers they are a part of it.
If you’re not on this list and would like to be added to it please email: email@example.com